COLORADO SPRINGS — Pikes Peak United Way has awarded a grant to fund an initiative to help feed restaurant workers and support local restaurants in the Pikes Peak region.
The initiative is called Rally for Restaurant and will pay local restaurants to feed displaced restaurant workers and their immediate family members for free.
Rally for Restaurants is organized by Springs Native, with the endorsement and support of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Colorado Springs Bartenders Guild.
According to a release from Springs Native, the grant will allow select restaurants to provide 300 meals per week to restaurant workers in need for 11 weeks. Twice a week, two restaurants will serve 75 meals each, for a total of 300 meals per week. Each restaurant will be paid for the meals they serve at a rate of $15 per meal, which will help the restaurants make extra money while feeding displaced restaurant workers and their immediate family members.
Workers may claim up to four meals per day in order to feed themselves and their households.
The first day of meals will be Dec. 23 with Beasts and Brews and Luchal's Gourmet Catering in COATI.
Individuals or organizations wishing to donate to the cause can go to ppunitedway.org and click the “donate” button.
Restaurant workers — both employed and unemployed — may register for their meal using the Eventbrite link posted each week at springsnative.com/rally-for-restaurants. Workers may claim up to four meals per day in order to feed themselves and their households.
For more information, please visit springsnative.com/rally-for-restaurants